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Rare Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Skeleton Automatic 1st Series 1980s Wristwatch

Documentation Signed
Origin Switzerland
Period 1950-1999
Materials 18 Kt Yellow Gold
Condition Good.
Creation Date 1980s
Description Extremely Rare 1978 1st Series Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Skeletonized Automatic w/ 18kt Yellow Gold Sport Bracelet Watch



- 35mm case - largest vintage skeleton wristwatch in production in the 1970s-1980s

- 1st series Royal Oak Skeleton with extremely limited production

- Automatic 2021 caliber movement with 36 jewels & record as the thinnest full rotor movement at 2.45mm thickness

- Excellent Condition


Considered the most desirable of all AP skeletons, this example has the hand engraved 2021 caliber movement which was discontinued after the first series skeleton automatic was introduced making it the most rare and sought after by collectors.


It also has the largest case design at approximately 35mm compared to the other leading brand skeletons series which are only 28-33mm and do not come with sport bracelet. Also, the movement caliber 2021 is considered the best skeletonize movement technology of its period as it has the thinnest full rotor movement In the world at the time which allowed AP the technology to make a more complicated skeletonized royal oak timepiece than any other brand which is the brands most significant reference line today.
Gemstones Ruby
Metals Yellow Gold
Styles / Movements Artist Jewelry, Fine Jewelry, Signed Pieces
Incollect Reference Number 397832
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